Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications, 42422-42424 [2020-15180]

Download as PDF 42422 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices Application No. Applicant, city, state TE–77123D ............ Pim Laulikitnont, San Francisco, California. TE–77146D ............ Westervelt Ecological Services, LLC, Sacramento, California. Species Location • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara County and Sonoma County Distinct Population Segments (DPSs)) (Ambystoma californiense). • Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta conservatio). • Longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna). • San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis). • Riverside fairy shrimp (Streptocephalus woottoni). • Vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi). Capture, handle, and release. New. CA, OR .......... Capture, handle, release, and collect vouchers. New. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Fish and Wildlife Service If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Angela Picco, Acting Chief of Ecological Services, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2020–15101 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:50 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FWS–R4–ES–2020–N097; FXES11140400000–201–FF04E00000] Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. SUMMARY: We must receive written data or comments on the applications by August 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Reviewing Documents: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. Submit a request for a copy of such documents to Karen Marlowe (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by one of the following methods: • U.S. mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Ecological DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action CA .................. Public Availability of Comments Next Steps Take activity Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator). • Email: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your email message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 404–679–7097 (telephone), karen_ marlowe@fws.gov (email), or 404–679– 7081 (fax). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We invite review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public on applications we have received for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing, and also such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices propagation or survival of the species. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Permit application No. Applicant TE 18825B–1 Timothy Savidge, Durham, NC. TE 75524D–0 Daniel Magoulick, U.S. Geological Survey, Fayetteville, AR. Monica Folk, Kissimmee, FL. TE 21809A–3 Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most FISH: Amber darter (Percina antesella), blue shiner (Cyprinella caerulea), Cape Fear shiner (Notropis mekistocholas), Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus),. Cherokee darter (Etheostoma scotti), Conasauga logperch (Percina jenkinsi), Etowah darter (Etheostoma etowahae), goldline darter (Percina aurolineata), Roanoke logperch (Percina rex), and snail darter (Percina tanasi); MUSSELS: Altamaha spinymussel (Elliptio spinosa), Appalachian elktoe (Alasmidonta raveneliana), Carolina heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata), Chipola slabshell (Elliptio chipolaensis), Coosa moccasinshell (Medionidus parvulus), Cumberland bean (Villosa trabalis), dwarf-wedge mussel (Alasmidonta heterodon), fat three-ridge (Amblema neislerii), finelined pocketbook (Lampsilis altilis), Georgia pigtoe (Pleurobema hanleyianum), Gulf moccasinshell (Medionidus penicillatus), James spinymussel (Pleurobema collina), littlewing pearlymussel (Pegias fabula), oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme), oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), purple bankclimber (Elliptoideus slotianus), shinyrayed pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata), southern acornshell (Epioblasma othcaloogensis), southern clubshell (Pleurobema decisum), southern pigtoe (Pleurobema georgianum), tan riffleshell (Epioblasma florentina walkeri), tar spinymussel (Elliptio steinstansanna), upland combshell (Epioblasma metastriata), and yellow lance (Elliptio lanceolata). Yellowcheek darter (Etheostoma moorei) .. Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Presence/absence surveys. Fish: Capture with hand nets and seines, handle, identify, and release; Mussels: Capture, handle, identify, release, and salvage relict shells. Renewal and Amendment. Arkansas .................................... Assessment of habitat selection. Capture via kick seine, handle, identify, and release. New. Red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW; Picoides borealis) and Florida scrub jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens). Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina. Population management and monitoring. Renewal. Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Presence/absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring. Grandfather Mountain State Park and Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina. Puerto Rico ................................ Presence/absence surveys, population monitoring. Genetic structure and diversity research and thermal limit research. RCW: Capture, band, monitor nest cavities, construct and monitor artificial nest cavities and restrictors, and translocate; Florida scrub jay: capture, band, and monitor nests. Enter hibernacula and maternity roost caves, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, radio-tag, light-tag, swab, and wing-punch. Capture, handle, identify, photograph, and release. New. Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Presence/absence surveys and studies to document habitat use. Remove from the wild for temporary holding in captivity of up to 14 individuals for CTMax experiments; removal from the wild and euthanasia of up to 50 individuals for genetic research. Enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, capture with mist nets, handle, identify, band, radio-tag, collect hair, lighttag, wing-punch, and salvage. TE 75914D–0 North Carolina State Spruce-fir moss spider (Microhexura Parks, Raleigh, NC. montivaga). TE 76153D–0 Jaime Collazo, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Llanero coqui (Eleutherodactylus juanariveroi). TE 37219B–2 Roger Perry, U.S. Forest Service, Hot Springs, AR. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), and northern longeared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Activity E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM Type of take Permit action Location Patrick Moore, Harrison, AR. 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Species TE 56749B–4 VerDate Sep<11>2014 42423 14JYN1 Amendment. New. Renewal. 42424 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices Authority We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). John Tirpak, Deputy Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services. [FR Doc. 2020–15180 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB0l000.L71220000.EX0000.LVTFF1 906690.19X MO 4500144046] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gibellini Project, Eureka County, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of approving the proposed Nevada Vanadium Company, Gibellini Project, in Eureka County, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues and alternatives; it also serves to initiate public consultation, as required, under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 13, 2020. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media and newspapers and on the BLM website at: https://www.blm.gov/office/battlemountain-district-office. In order to be considered during the preparation of the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the proposed Gibellini Project by any of the following methods: • Website: https://go.usa.gov/xfCHh. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 • Email: BLM_NV_BMDO_MLFO_ GibelliniEIS@blm.gov. • Fax: (775) 635–4034. • Mail: BLM Mount Lewis Field Office, Attn: Gibellini Project, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Mount Lewis Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Distel, Project Manager, telephone: (775) 635–4093; address: 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada, 89820; email: sdistel@blm.gov. Contact Mr. Distel if you wish to add your name to our mailing list. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nevada Vanadium Company (NVC) proposes to construct, operate, reclaim, and close an open pit, heap leach, vanadium mining operation known as the Gibellini Project. The proposed project is in the southern extent of the Fish Creek Range on 6,456 acres of federal lands administered by the BLM in Eureka County, Nevada. The proposed project area is approximately 27 miles southeast of Eureka, Nevada, and is accessed from Eureka by traveling approximately 10 miles south on U.S. Route 50 and turning south on State Route 379 for approximately 8 miles and turning southwest on Fish Creek Ranch Road for approximately 7 miles. The proposed project area has been prospected for vanadium and manganese since the 1940s, when Union Carbide explored the area for vanadium to support U.S. steel production. The Final List of Critical Minerals published on May 18, 2018 (83 FR 23295) includes vanadium, which has been recognized as a critical mineral due to its strategic importance in steel manufacturing, aerospace applications, and grid scale energy storage. As there is currently no primary domestic production of vanadium, the United States is dependent on foreign sources of vanadium; this creates a strategic vulnerability in the event of supply disruptions for this key mineral. The Gibellini Project would produce nearly 10 million pounds of vanadium annually, which would represent approximately 50% of U.S. demand, PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 making the project a significant domestic contributor. The project consists of construction and operation of an open pit mining operation and heap leach process facility to extract and recover vanadium and minor amounts of uranium as a secondary product; the anticipated mine life is approximately 7 years. The project would commence in 2021. Reclamation and site closure activities would require approximately 4 years to complete. Post-closure monitoring is estimated to take an additional 30 years. The proposed project includes mineral exploration activities in the project area. Approximately 3.3 million tons of material would be mined annually. Mining and crushing would occur up to 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. NVC would employ up to 120 employees for the construction of the proposed Gibellini Project. During mine operations, there would be up to 120 employees with approximately 30 employees on-site at any one time, including contractors. The primary facilities associated with the Gibellini Project Plan of Operations are an open pit, rock disposal area, mine office and facilities, crushing facilities and stockpile, heap leach pad, process facility, various process and makeup water ponds, borrow areas, and mine and access roads. The approximate 6,456-acre project area and would include approximately 806 acres of disturbance and includes all project components (e.g., mine facilities, access roads, pipelines) and associated buffer areas. The primary components associated with the proposed Gibellini Project include the following: • Construction and operation of mine facilities to support mining operations. • Development of an open pit mine approximately 2,410 feet × 1,560 feet and an approximate maximum depth of 280 feet. • Construction of a rock disposal area to accommodate permanent storage of approximately 2.5 million tons over the mine life with an approximate height of 125 feet. • Construction and operation of mined ore crushing facilities and stockpile for ore processing. • Construction and operation of a heap leach facility where vanadium would be leached out of the ore by a sulfuric acid solution as it percolates through the stacked crushed ore material. Minor amounts of uranium, a secondary product of vanadium processing, would also be leached into the solution. Even though the uranium concentrations in the ore are very low, the process for concentrating vanadium E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 14, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

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Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received 
applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the 
propagation or survival of endangered species under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, 
Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before 
issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration 
any information that we receive during the public comment period.

DATES: We must receive written data or comments on the applications by 
August 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Reviewing Documents: Documents and other information 
submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to 
the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. 
Submit a request for a copy of such documents to Karen Marlowe (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit 
comments by one of the following methods:
     U.S. mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, 
Ecological Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: 
Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator).
     Email: [email protected]. Please include your name and 
return address in your email message. If you do not receive a 
confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that we have 
received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone 
number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 
404-679-7097 (telephone), [email protected] (email), or 404-679-
7081 (fax). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the 
Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We invite review and comment from local, 
State, and Federal agencies and the public on applications we have 
received for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and 
threatened species under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and our 
regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. 
With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take 
of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such 
activities. The ESA's definition of ``take'' includes hunting, 
shooting, harming, wounding, or killing, and also such activities as 
pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting.
    A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA 
authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or 
threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for 
enhancement of

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propagation or survival of the species. These activities often include 
such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our regulations 
implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 
17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened 
wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 
17.72 for threatened plant species.

Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment

    Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the 
recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in 
the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing 
these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments 
with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations 
that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are 
those supported by quantitative information or studies.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

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      Permit
 application No.         Applicant                Species                 Location              Activity            Type of take        Permit  action
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TE 18825B-1......  Timothy Savidge,      FISH: Amber darter         Alabama, Georgia,     Presence/absence      Fish: Capture with   Renewal and
                    Durham, NC.           (Percina antesella),       North Carolina,       surveys.              hand nets and        Amendment.
                                          blue shiner (Cyprinella    South Carolina.                             seines, handle,
                                          caerulea), Cape Fear                                                   identify, and
                                          shiner (Notropis                                                       release; Mussels:
                                          mekistocholas), Carolina                                               Capture, handle,
                                          madtom (Noturus                                                        identify, release,
                                          furiosus),.                                                            and salvage relict
                                         Cherokee darter                                                         shells.
                                          (Etheostoma scotti),
                                          Conasauga logperch
                                          (Percina jenkinsi),
                                          Etowah darter
                                          (Etheostoma etowahae),
                                          goldline darter (Percina
                                          aurolineata), Roanoke
                                          logperch (Percina rex),
                                          and snail darter
                                          (Percina tanasi);
                                          MUSSELS: Altamaha
                                          spinymussel (Elliptio
                                          spinosa), Appalachian
                                          elktoe (Alasmidonta
                                          raveneliana), Carolina
                                          heelsplitter (Lasmigona
                                          decorata), Chipola
                                          slabshell (Elliptio
                                          chipolaensis), Coosa
                                          moccasinshell
                                          (Medionidus parvulus),
                                          Cumberland bean (Villosa
                                          trabalis), dwarf-wedge
                                          mussel (Alasmidonta
                                          heterodon), fat three-
                                          ridge (Amblema
                                          neislerii), finelined
                                          pocketbook (Lampsilis
                                          altilis), Georgia pigtoe
                                          (Pleurobema
                                          hanleyianum), Gulf
                                          moccasinshell
                                          (Medionidus
                                          penicillatus), James
                                          spinymussel (Pleurobema
                                          collina), littlewing
                                          pearlymussel (Pegias
                                          fabula), oval pigtoe
                                          (Pleurobema pyriforme),
                                          oyster mussel
                                          (Epioblasma
                                          capsaeformis), purple
                                          bankclimber
                                          (Elliptoideus
                                          slotianus), shinyrayed
                                          pocketbook (Lampsilis
                                          subangulata), southern
                                          acornshell (Epioblasma
                                          othcaloogensis),
                                          southern clubshell
                                          (Pleurobema decisum),
                                          southern pigtoe
                                          (Pleurobema georgianum),
                                          tan riffleshell
                                          (Epioblasma florentina
                                          walkeri), tar
                                          spinymussel (Elliptio
                                          steinstansanna), upland
                                          combshell (Epioblasma
                                          metastriata), and yellow
                                          lance (Elliptio
                                          lanceolata).
TE 75524D-0......  Daniel Magoulick,     Yellowcheek darter         Arkansas............  Assessment of         Capture via kick     New.
                    U.S. Geological       (Etheostoma moorei).                             habitat selection.    seine, handle,
                    Survey,                                                                                      identify, and
                    Fayetteville, AR.                                                                            release.
TE 21809A-3......  Monica Folk,          Red-cockaded woodpecker    Alabama, Arkansas,    Population            RCW: Capture, band,  Renewal.
                    Kissimmee, FL.        (RCW; Picoides borealis)   Florida, Georgia,     management and        monitor nest
                                          and Florida scrub jays     Louisiana,            monitoring.           cavities,
                                          (Aphelocoma                Mississippi,                                construct and
                                          coerulescens).             Missouri, North                             monitor artificial
                                                                     Carolina, South                             nest cavities and
                                                                     Carolina.                                   restrictors, and
                                                                                                                 translocate;
                                                                                                                 Florida scrub jay:
                                                                                                                 capture, band, and
                                                                                                                 monitor nests.
TE 56749B-4......  Patrick Moore,        Indiana bat (Myotis        Connecticut, Maine,   Presence/absence      Enter hibernacula    Amendment.
                    Harrison, AR.         sodalis) and northern      Massachusetts,        surveys, studies to   and maternity
                                          long-eared bat (Myotis     Montana, Nebraska,    document habitat      roost caves,
                                          septentrionalis).          New Hampshire North   use, and population   capture with mist
                                                                     Dakota, Rhode         monitoring.           nets or harp
                                                                     Island, South                               traps, handle,
                                                                     Dakota, and Wyoming.                        identify, collect
                                                                                                                 hair samples,
                                                                                                                 band, radio-tag,
                                                                                                                 light-tag, swab,
                                                                                                                 and wing-punch.
TE 75914D-0......  North Carolina State  Spruce-fir moss spider     Grandfather Mountain  Presence/absence      Capture, handle,     New.
                    Parks, Raleigh, NC.   (Microhexura montivaga).   State Park and        surveys, population   identify,
                                                                     Mount Mitchell        monitoring.           photograph, and
                                                                     State Park, North                           release.
                                                                     Carolina.
TE 76153D-0......  Jaime Collazo, North  Llanero coqui              Puerto Rico.........  Genetic structure     Remove from the      New.
                    Carolina State        (Eleutherodactylus                               and diversity         wild for temporary
                    University,           juanariveroi).                                   research and          holding in
                    Raleigh, NC.                                                           thermal limit         captivity of up to
                                                                                           research.             14 individuals for
                                                                                                                 CTMax experiments;
                                                                                                                 removal from the
                                                                                                                 wild and
                                                                                                                 euthanasia of up
                                                                                                                 to 50 individuals
                                                                                                                 for genetic
                                                                                                                 research.
TE 37219B-2......  Roger Perry, U.S.     Gray bat (Myotis           Arkansas, Louisiana,  Presence/absence      Enter hibernacula    Renewal.
                    Forest Service, Hot   grisescens), Indiana bat   and Oklahoma.         surveys and studies   or maternity roost
                    Springs, AR.          (Myotis sodalis), and                            to document habitat   caves, capture
                                          northern long-eared bat                          use.                  with mist nets,
                                          (Myotis septentrionalis).                                              handle, identify,
                                                                                                                 band, radio-tag,
                                                                                                                 collect hair,
                                                                                                                 light-tag, wing-
                                                                                                                 punch, and salvage.
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Authority

    We publish this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

John Tirpak,
Deputy Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services.
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